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a dead bear dumped outside a bay area business. good morning to you, it's wednesday, the 29th of september. i'm juliette goodrich in for sydnie. she is on vacation this week. another hot day day. >> still hot but nowhere near as hot as yesterday. lower 90s in napa and santa rosa. it's not 99. it's not 98 which was yesterday's highs. 88 vallejo, 75 in san francisco from 92 yesterday. 86 in redwood city. 91 in san jose. 86 in fremont. 82 oakland. the mid- to upper 90s from fairfield to concord to livermore. today we're cooling down. we cool down more tomorrow. we'll have your seven-day forecast coming up. in the meantime, elizabeth has your traffic. >> thank you, tracy. so far we don't have any hot
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spots on the road. here's live look at 101 in palo alto. things moving well. nice flow in both directions. bay bridge toll plaza, just picked up construction on the upper deck. clear drive to san francisco and the eastshore freeway, 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. that's your traffic. >> thank you. california's first execution in nearly five years has been put on hold and it may not happen until next year. anne makovec is at san quentin prison in marin county to tell us why. >> reporter: if the plan that was in effect on monday would have stuck, albert greenwood brown would be dead right now but he is alive behind me at san quentin this morning because of a decision by a federal judge last evening. brown would have been california's first execution in almost five years, but judge
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fogel suspended the execution until he finishes reviewing a lawsuit against california's lethal injection procedure. concerns that it's cruel and unusual punishment. if the first of three drugs administered doesn't work properly, the inmate could suffer extreme pain from the third drug which stops the heart. the family of brown's victim just wants it over with. here's her brother speaking about what it was like after his 15-year-old sister disappeared. >> i remember getting in the truck with my father and... [ crying ] >> ... driving up and down the... uhm....... driving up and down the streets, you know, callingherr name. >> reporter: the stay of execution is being appealed to the state court of appeals and can also go to the u.s. supreme court. but the time is running out because at midnight thursday night technically friday morning, one of the state's
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drugs expires and likely won't be restocked until next year. now, michael morales and mitchell sims, they are two other inmates here at san quentin that also have some appeals going through. and they have until thursday for those. those are also going to the california supreme court. same arguments that the death penalty here in california is cruel and unusual punishment. juliette? >> all right, anne makovec at san quentin, anne, thank you. it looks like california will not get millions of dollars in federal aid to help san bruno recover from this month's explosion and fire. the state received a letter from the fema agency denying the request determining the recovery cost could be covered by state and local governments and pg&e which owns the ruptured gas line but fema will reimburse the state for up to 75% of the firefighting expenses. the mayor of san bruno plans to meet with federal officials next week and governor
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schwarzenegger's office is considering an appeal. nearly three weeks after the disaster, the death toll has increased to eight. 58-year-old james franco died monday morning at a hospital in san francisco. he lived just down the block from the site of the explosion and suffered major burns. the san bruno disaster prompted california's two u.s. senators to create a new bill. barbara boxer and dianne feinstein introduced it yesterday at a senate subcommittee hearing. >> firefighters actually were powerless. the water main in the area had burst in the blast. >> individually and collectively as an industry, every company that operates natural gas facilities shares a profound responsibility to protect public safety. it is bar none the highest duty that we are entrusted with. >> the bill would double the number of federal pipeline inspectors, increase the penalties for safety violations and require automatic
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electronic shutoff involves wherever possible. all right. the first debate between the top two candidates for governor now history. and in the court of public opinion, it appears to be a draw. here we go. an eyewitness news poll shows 40% believe democrat jerry brown won. republican national convention close behind at 37%. that's within the 4.5-point margin of error. the remaining 23% felt there was no clear winner in the debate at uc-davis. the hot topic, the economy and jobs. >> my plan is to invest in clean energy, green tech of the future. i don't want to go back to the 19th century and listen to the oil companies from texas. i want to stand firm on ab-32, our climate and new energy jobs bill. >> and texas has the very best business climate in the country. it is not a perfect state by any means. but they have ombudsmen in charge of every industry who help you get through the red tape. they are recruiting industries
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because they have very low corporate taxes, they have very low personal income taxes, and most importantly, they breakthrough that red tape so it's easy to do business as opposed to... >> their next debate is scheduled for saturday in fresno. there is a big mystery in san leandro where the corpse of a 300-pound black bear was found outside a grocery store. the adult male bear had been shot in the shoulder then dumped outside the terrace market on foot hill boulevard sunday night. the alameda county chefs department says a white dodge pickup was seen speeding away from the scene, according to the alameda county sheriff's department. >> my little kid thought it was a dog and that somebody shot but as i got closer, holy toledo, it's a bear! >> state fish & game which is also investigating says there is no indication that any black bears live anywhere near san leandro. it's bear hunting season but it's illegal to dump a carcass
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and illegal to waste game meat. 5:06. let's check in with weather and traffic. first elizabeth, how's the -- do i sound like a dude? what's with my voice? >> sounds a little dude-like, kind of a little sexy. like it. >> yeah, i'll take it. >> a little huskiness there. let's go out to san francisco. sixth and folsom an accident, chp not on scene. we don't have a lot of details but watch out for some possible delays sixth and folsom city streets in san francisco. all right. here's live look at the san mateo bridge. this is the commute direction westbound 92. so far two thumbs up. everything is nice and clear. 13 minutes is your drive time from hayward towards foster city. eastbound traffic looks good off the high-rise and here's milpitas 880/237. this is your silicon valley ride on westbound 237.
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that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. how'd you sleep last night? >> better. maybe i was so tired from the night before but i slept okay. >> elizabeth was giving me a hard time because it was so warm in the overnight hours. but temperatures arek bag off. livermore yesterday hit 105 degrees a new record. 104 santa rosa, another new record, 99 in san jose, another record high and we today a record yesterday at 92 at the oakland museum. today 99 in livermore, 6 degrees cooler -- not as hot. 91 in san jose and 10 degrees cooler in oakland today with temperatures in the lower 80s. so they are slowly but surely backing off. here's a look at some more highs:
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even cooler temperatures are also in the forecast. we'll take a look at those in your seven-day forecast coming up. >> coming up, big lawsuits for cal. how the school decided which sports programs to cut and why. a new lawsuit going into effect that will quiet the noise from motorcycles. we'll be right back. ,, [ female announcer ] jerry brown and oakland's schools. fact: march 7, 2000. brown asks voters for new mayoral power
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to appoint school board members. he gets it, and promises better schools. but the drop out rate increases 50%. the school budget goes into a 100 million dollar deficit. the schools become so bad the state has to take them over. it was "largely a bust," he admitted. jerry brown. failure as governor. failure as mayor. failure we can't afford now.
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good morning. free and east say long the peninsula. here's a live look at 101. this is in palo alto.
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headlights moving northbound. give you an update on that plus a look at a now injury accident reported on city streets in san francisco. we have traffic in six minutes. uc-berkeley making some major cuts to its sports program. the reason, money. cal says it's cutting baseball and three other intercollegial sports teams, men's and women's gymnastics and lacrosse for women. also impacted, cal's rugby program. the most successful program at cal having won 25 national titles since 1980 the rugby team will now be made a club sport of and that means the rugby team will have to raise its own money. the team will still have access to the facilities and admissions places will be held for recruited nonscholarship student athletes. >> again, these were very painful decisions and as i said to the students, earlier today,
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deciding which programs was the most difficult part of the plan. >> 163 athletes and 13 coaches are impacted by the cuts. baseball has been played at cal since 1892. but it was the most expensive program to maintain on campus. it's expected to safety campus $5 million by 2014. motorcycles might be quieter on california roads in a couple of years. governor schwarzenegger signed a bill yesterday targeting motorcyclists who removed factory installed emission control devices and replaced them with custom parts. those modifications often make motorcycles louder as well as increase pollution. now, first-time violators will be fined $100. the law goes into effect for motorcycles manufactured for the 2013 model years. a new study finds that in four states that have banned
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using a hands held cell phone, collision rates have gone up. here's one theory. people are more distracted actually trying to hide the fact that they are text behind the wheel. so here we go for our question of the day. what do you think is the answer for dealing with distracted driving? send your comments to us at mornings@cbs5.com. or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. we're all over the place. certainly share your answers on our morning show. 5:14. taking off the edge of the heat. tracy, not as hot today? >> not as hot today and i know many of you are excited about that. temperatures cooling down a bit. here's a look at some of our cities across the bay area. san francisco 75 degrees from 92 yesterday. that's definitely a cooldown. alameda at 82. 84 in san mateo and 84 degrees in hayward. more bay area cities and cooler temperatures coming up. [ male announcer ] the turn changes everything.
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an injury at 6th and folsom in san francisco. you may find delays. coming into san francisco, light on the upper deck, lower deck looks good, as well. there is a giants game later on
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tonight so watch out for that by at&t park. 7:15 giants play the arizona diamondbacks again. they won last night. one step closer to the play- offs so could cause a lot of congestion along the embarcadero and maybe across the bay bridge tonight. south bay great, top speeds great. 101 nice and light morgan hill through santa clara. coming out of downtown san jose, that is what it looks like northbound lanes of 280. a few headlights there traveling towards the 880 interchange. it's a nice ride towards cupertino. drive times for you, some of our more popular routes for this time of the morning across the east bay. you are in the clear on the eastshore freeway. nice and light, 13 minutes westbound 580 from the altamont pass to the dublin interchange. and no delay up the nimitz freeway from hayward to downtown oakland. mass transit is not a "spare the air" day today but you're always encouraged to use mass transit. bart, ace, muni, caltrain all reporting everything on time.
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traffic can change at any moment. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. >> hey, thanks, gianna. >> -- that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. weather has been changing quite a bit lately. "roll call"roller coaster ride on the temperatures. you can also get constant weather updates on kcbs radio. 50s and 60s this morning. fog at the coast with temperatures in the 50s. this afternoon, mostly sunny and very warm but not as hot. temperatures up to 99, you're thinking, okay, tracy, that's hot. yesterday we were up to 10 5. okay, slowly but surely. around the bay to the lower 80s today and sunshine with some areas of fog along the coastline, today's highs to the upper 60s. here's what we're watching. low pressure system down in baja, that's giving us more cloud and that's going to help break down that high pressure system.
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that's why we're going to be cooling down progressively during the workweek. 90 degrees today in santa clara. 99 yesterday in san jose. today 91. 89 in sunnyvale. upper 80s in palo alto. and the upper 60s for pacifica to half moon bay. east bay locations, 105 yesterday in livermore, today 99. 94 danville, 101 yesterday in concord, today 94. 76 in berkeley from the 90s to the 80s today in oakland, lower 80s in san leandro, and 48 degrees in hayward. north bay locations, 104 yesterday in santa rosa, today 93. 93 sonoma, 92 napa, mid- to lower-80s in san rafael and san anselmo and san francisco cooling down quite a bit. yesterday 92 degrees. today 75. that's what you call a cooldown. we continue to back off on the temperatures thursday, friday, saturday and sunday getting closer to more seasonal highs but still plenty of sunshine is expected. that's a look at your weather.
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back up to you. >> thank you. here's a look at the top stories this morning. california will likely not get millions of federal dollars to help san bruno recover from this month's deadly explosion and fire. the state received a letter from fema denying its request for aid. however, fema will reimburse the state for up to 75% of the firefighting expenses. a federal judge has blocked the execution of convicted killer albert greenwood brown. the judge says he wants more time to reviewed lethal injection process used at san quentin prison. if brown is not put to death this week, his execution would not happen until sometime next year. democrat jerry brown was a winner just by a whisker. that's according to an eyewitness news poll conducted last night after the first gubernatorial debate. 40% of those polled felt brown won with republican meg whitman close behind at 37% well within
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good morning. later on today temperatures are still going to be warm, but not as hot as yesterday. oakland today, 82. 92 pleasant hill. 94 san ramon. and 97 degrees in antioch. the cooldown will continue all week long. we'll take a look at your seven- day forecast coming up. all right. thanks so much, trace. 5:25 now. lindsay lohan back in rehab. "people" magazine reporting the actress voluntarily checked into a substance abuse program in southern california. a source says she wants to, quote, step up her treatment and do more than expected. lohan was just released from jail last friday after posting $300,000 bail. she was jailed for failing a court ordered drug test. before that, she spent 23 days in a live-in rehab program in east l.a. medical center. it may be nothing but a house party if the giles band
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against inducted to the rock hol of fame. the group known for love stinks and other hits is among many nominees. others include neil diamond as sweet caroline, dr. john, donovan, alice cooper, donna summer and bon jovi. to be eligible for the hall in cleveland, ohio, an act must have been released in its first batch of music at least 25 years ago and the nominees will all be announced in december. high-tech and low priced toys are topping this year's holiday hot list. so from tiny remote-controlled cars to nearly paper thin electronic guitars called paper jams, technology is work its way on to christmas wish lists and all for around 30 bucks. analysts at time to play magazine say overall, toy prices have actually come down but technology has gotten better. some of the hottest techie toys
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today. 99 in livermore, maybe not cool but not as hot, 93 in santa rosa, 91 in san jose, and 82 in oakland. definitely cooler. 10 degrees cooler than yesterday's temperatures in the 90s. more bay area temperatures 96 in fairfield, 97 in antioch, 96 in pleasanton, 91 in san jose, 90 in santa clara, 88 in palo alto, 68 in half moon bay, and the lower 90s in santa rosa and sonoma. both of these locations close to 100 degrees yesterday. so we cool down today. we cool down even more tomorrow. and then through thursday and friday and saturday and, yeah, i'll have the seven-day forecast coming up. >> thank you. california's first execution in nearly five years has been put on hold and it might not even happen until next year. anne makovec is at san quentin prison to tell us why. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i was reporting on this monday and at that point the plan was
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that albert greenwood brown would have been dead by this time today. but because of some last-minute legal wrangling, he is still alive here this morning at san quentin. last evening, a federal judge made an decision that saved his life for at least a little while. brown would have been california's first execution in almost five years but judge jeremy fogel suspended the execution until he finishes reviewing a lawsuit against california's lethal injection procedure. concerns that it is cruel and unusual punishment causing an inmate undue pain. this argument and this judge stopped executions here in california back in 2006. since then, the death chamber has gotten a makeover and the state offered brown an alternative to the controversial three-drug cocktail. a one-drug version. brown refused, thought, to decide which one he wanted. the stay of execution is being appealed to the state appeals court as well as the u.s.
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supreme court it could eventually end up being decided there. time is running out because the state supply of one of the three drugs is set to expire midnight on friday morning so if he is not put to death at that point which looks unlikely right now it's going to be at least until next year until they can get restocked on that supply of drugs. >> juliette? >> anne makovec, thank you. scientists have discovered mosquitos in antioch and a dead bird in oakley that tested positive for west nile virus. the contra costa mosquito and vector control district tracked and tested around 50 mosquitos found near lonetree way and deer valley road. they are the first insects in antioch this year to test positive for west nile virus. the american crow was found near jordan lane in oakley. technicians will continue to inspect and treat the area. there is a big mystery in san leandro where the corpse of
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a 300-pound black bear was actually found outside a grocery store. the adult male bear had been shot in the shoulder then dumped outside the terrace market on foot hill boulevard. that happened sometime sunday evening. the alameda county sheriff's department says a white dodge pickup was seen speeding away from the scene. >> we thought it was a dog but it was a bear. >> state fish & game says there is no indication that any black bears live near san leandro. it's bear hunting season in california but it's illegal to dump a carcass and waste game meat. elizabeth wenger has traffic. traffic can change at any second. >> it can happened second by second. >> absolutely. >> right now, this second we're pretty good. we're pretty good for this second. there is a little bit of
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roadwork between foothill and 680 on eastbound 580 so it's against the commute. two lanes are blocked until 6:00. they should be picked up in a half hour. westbound 580, we are having some issues with our caltrans cameras, this is by tassajara frozen at the moment but you can see traffic is light by the dublin interchange. and here's a look at your drive times. still in the clear stages. this stretch of green here westbound 580 from altamont pass to 680, 14 minutes is your drive time there. pretty good for the marin county ride, as well. southbound 101 nice and clear from novato, mill valley all the way down to the waldo grade and golden gate bridge. traffic light on the span. 8 minutes between novato and san rafael in those southbound lanes of 101. another bridge check, san mateo bridge, getting busy now, seeing westbound lanes of 92 in the commute direction so far, so good no big problems towards the peninsula. back to you, juliette. >> thank you. contra costa county fire
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officials are look at a personal tax to try to erase a budget deficit. county supervisors approved the fire chief's recommendation to close a station in pittsburg defer $4 million in workers' compensation and use $8 million of the district's $16 million reserve. if a final tax is not approved by june they will deplete their reserve and face major cutbacks. contra costa supervisors adopting a new antismoking ordinance. that will keep people from smoking tobacco and medical marijuana in new multi-unit housing complexes built in unincorporated parts of the county. the ban includes balconies, patios, carports and even inside the residents' apartments. landlords could evict tenants who violate the ordinance. san francisco supervisors have decided to extend a ban on tobacco in drugstores. the ban now applies to grocery
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stores and big box stores such as costco that have in-house pharmacies. but the supervisors postponed a vote tuesday to override the mayor's veto on alcohol-related healthcare programs taxes. they don't have the vote to overturn the veto. harsher penalties are coming for californians who repeatedly drive drunk. a driver with 3-d ui convictions will lose his license for 10 years under a new law signed by the governor this week. currently, those drivers have their licenses revoked for three years. of the nearly 188,000 dui convictions in 2008, more than 9,000 were three time offenders. the new law takes effect in 2012. all right. the two main candidates for governor provided some memorable one-liners in their first debate for next month's general election.
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as simon perez reports from uc- davis, democrat jerry brown made light of the past while republican meg whitman compared her opponent to a vampire. >> putting jerry brown in charge of negotiating with the labor unions around pensions, around how many people we have in this state government, is like putting count dracula in charge of the blood bank. >> she was very aggressive. >> i now have a wife and i come home at night. i don't try to close down the bars to sacramento like i used to do when i was governor of california. [ laughter ] >> i thought jerry was funny. >> reporter: jabs and jokes a, the overriding theme of this debate at u.c.-davis was allow to breakthrough the gridlock in sacramento. jerry brown says political experience, meg whitman says that's the problem. >> i have done eight budgets. most of them were on time. one was late by, you know, a week or two, nothing like this mess. i know how to do. i have the will power. i have the independence. >> he will bring people
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together after he is elected governor and it will be a meeting of all the special interests and the unions who are there to collect their io you. s. >> we have to put a sign on california once again that says open for business. first, i want to do some targeted tax cuts. as i said i want to eliminate the factory tax. this is a tax that penalizes manufacturers. >> i have a very specific plan. it's not to give a $5 billion tax break to myself much less to the billionaires and the millionaires. my plan is to invest in clean energy, in green tech of the future. >> whitman did a good job of just demonstrating her aplomb. i thought jerry was funny and he did a good job and was on his feet and nobody came away from that thinking he was too old to be governor. >> reporter: the next debate is saturday in fresno. at uc-davis, i'm simon perez, cbs 5. still, in the court of public opinion the debate is a draw. an eyewitness news poll shows 40% believe brown won, whitman
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close behind a 37%. the margin of error is 4.5%. the remaining 23% felt there was no winner. president jimmy carter will have to stay in the hospital longer. he stayed overnight after he got sick on a flight from atlanta to cleveland. this morning, doctors are recommending additional observation. he had to cancel two events promoting his new book. carter's people say his illness is nothing serious. the former president turns 86 on friday. he is expected to continue his book tour soon. of the more than $1 billion pledged by the u.s. to help rebuild haiti after the devastating earthquake nine months ago, haiti hasn't seen a cent. government officials say the money is still tied up in washington. they say the problem is disorganization and a lack of urgency. more than a million haitians still live on the streets amid
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the wreckage. and they can't start to rebuild until long-term funds are available. this morning security official in europe say a terror plot to wage a mumbai style shooting spree in britain, france and germany is still a threat. intelligence agents intercepted the threat two weeks ago. now, the cia launching a barrage of drone strikes in pakistan to help thwart this plot. officials gave no other details of the plot but said the group talked of shooting sprees starting first in britain and then in france and germany. it was said to be in an advanced but not imminent stage and tha terror threat levels had not been raised. the warning for the makers of mouthwash. what the government is telling those companies to stop doing. also ahead, the effect talking on your cell phone can have on your hearing.
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let's start with a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. this is usually our best indicator of how traffic is flowing across the bay area. so far, so good. we haven't seen any big problems at least since 5:00 a.m. this morning so should be a nice ride into san francisco. the metering lights will probably be turned on by about 6:20, 6:30 so beat the rush. there you go. all your approaches into san francisco look great. coming up from the peninsula 101 and 280 still seeing top speeds. we are going to cruise on over towards at&t park. later on tonight the giants take on the arizona diamondbacks. they are getting closer to the play-offs. they won last night's game so again, 7:15 tonight. may find some delays along the embarcadero, extra busy across the bay bridge. but for right now in the south
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bay, we'll check some of our freeways down there, 101, 280, the guadalupe parkway, everything is fine coming out of downtown san jose. there's a live look at 280 by the 880 interchange. i also put up that sharks symbol. the sharks at preseason take on vancouver at 7:30 over by hp pavilion. this is our first non"spare the air" day for a while but you're encouraged to use mass transit and everything is on time. bart, ace, muni, caltrain -- actually ace train number one is five minutes behind schedule. not a big deal but something to be aware of if you are an ace train rider. remember our radio partners, kcbs 740-am and 106.9-fm. that's for all the latest updates. that's a check of your traffic. here's tracy with your forecast. hey, thanks, elizabeth. cooler forecast, we also have constant weather updates on kcbs radio through the morning and the afternoon. out the door this morning, partly cloudy conditions, mild temperatures, from 55 to 69 degrees. around the bay from 59 to 67
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and along the coastline, partly cloudy, areas of fog and temperatures from 50 to 55 degrees. for the afternoon, along the coastline, up to the upper 60s. plenty of sunshine but a few areas of fog. along the bay, around the bay, not as hot. temperatures in the lower 80s today. and inland today, 99 is your hottest temperature from 105 yesterday. so the biggest cooldown across the bay area will be in the bay itself today. inland location about 5 to 6 degrees off of yesterday's highs. here's what we're watching. satellite showing plenty of clouds skirting up into the bay area. that's compliments of a low pressure system down in baja. that's what's going to help break down that real strong high pressure system that's been bringing us the hot temperatures. and that's why today we're cooling off a bit. upper 80s in palo alto and in mountain view. mid-80s in san mateo. moving on down a bit lower 90s in cupertino and in campbell and the mid-80s in union city and also in fremont. well out in the east bay, yesterday was all about triple
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digits. today the mid- to upper 90s, pittsburg to brentwood 93 dublin, 96 pleasanton, 83 san leandro, 82 oakland from 100 degrees at the airport yesterday. 76 in berkeley and 75 richmond. north bay location, no triple digits today. lower 90s in napa, sonoma and petaluma. mid-80s in novato and san rafael. 82 mill valley. 75 degrees in san francisco from a hot 92 yesterday and that was in san francisco. yeah, that was hot! here's a look at the next few days. our five-day forecast showing cooler conditions remain in the forecast thursday, friday, saturday, sunday and monday. and much more seasonal by the end of the workweek. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> here's a check of today's top stories. . a federal judge has blocked the execution of convicted i will computer albert greenwood brown. the judge says he wants more time to review the lethal injection process used at san
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quentin prison. if brown is not put to death this week, his execution wouldn't happen until next year. california will not likely get millions of federal dollars to help san bruno recover from this month's deadly explosion and fire. friday the state received a letter from fema denying its request for aid. however, fema will reimburse the state for up to 75% of the fire fighting expenses. democrat jerry brown was a winner by a whisker according to an eyewitness news poll conducted last night after the first gubernatorial debate. 40% of those polled felt brown won with republican meg whitman close behind at 37%, well within the margin of error. the remaining 23% felt there was no clear winner at u.c.- davis. there is more evidence that talking on the cell phone can contribute to hearing loss. a new study shows that people who talk on the cell for more than an hour a day are more likely to have inner ear damage
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making it harder to hear high frequencies. so previous research has shown a loss of high frequency hearing can make it tough to understand certain consonants and words. also, scientists may have discovered a better way to detect prostate cancer. right now, the screening test for the disease is less than 50% accurate. but researchers in england say they have found a set of biomarkers that can detect prostate cancer with 90% accuracy. if the find something proven true in larger studies, doctors may be able to develop a common blood test for this disease. you hear it almost every mouthwash ad. products that promise to prevent gum disease and remove that plaque. well, now three major companies are getting heat from the fda, who says those benefits haven't been proven. the administration has warned johnson & johnson, cvs and
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walgreens to stop making unsupported claims about health benefits. the pinpointed products are listerine total care anticavity mouthwash, cvs complete care anticavity mouthwash and also walgreen mouth rinse full action. 5:50 now. up next, what's bringing out the ants? the spiders? and the snakes in california? also, there is a top model mix-up. what happened when the wrong winner was announced. whoops! too...
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all right. welcome back, time now is 5:53 on this wednesday morning. live look at the bay bridge. it's clear skies and it's going to be hot today but not as hot as it was yesterday. tracy is going to tell us about our temperatures. not only has it been hot here, but in southern california, as well. and it's bringing out the pests. exterminators say they have had a lot more calls than normal this year. everything from ants and flies to black widow spiders, even snakes. pest control experts say the creepy crawlies are literally crawling out of the woodwork looking for cooler ground. an east bay bakery that has been open for five decades has closed its doors. the owners of the merritt bakery in oakland closed up shop last night blaming it on a shortage of parking and competition from a nearby
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lucky's supermarket as the reason. the city counsel gave the bakery $150,000 loan a few months ago from the city council. but the owners say they are still $800,000 in debt. merritt bakery has operated in oakland for 56 years. it employ 51 workers. the final moment in a reality tv show got a little awkward when the host announced the wrong winner on live tv. >> i don't know what to say. this is a complete accident. i'm so sorry, it's amanda. i'm so sorry. [ pause ] >> this is what happens when you have live tv, folks, i'm so sorry. >> so here's what happened. the host of australia's next top model first said that kelsey was the winner. well, kelsey even delivered an acceptance speech before someone told the host there was
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a mistake. kelsey was gracious and congratulated amanda, the actual winner and gets the modeling contract. the world's largest solar powered boat has set sail. the 60-ton planet solar departed from monaco on monday. the ship's crew plans to sail the vessel around the world in 160 days without using any fossil fuel. one of its scheduled stops? san francisco. the state-of-the-art catamaran has special batteries that allow it to sail for three days without fresh solar power. a new study found that in four states that have banned using a hand-held cell phone collision rates have actually gone up. here's one theory. people are more distracted trying to hide the fact that they are texting behind the wheel. so here's our question of the day. what do you think is the answer for dealing with distracted driving? on facebook, daniella writes: st
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your answers on our facebook page... we're also on twitter. 5: here's send us your comments at mornings@cbs5.com. or you can post your answers on our facebook page. we're also on twitter. we'll share your answers. all right. 5:56 now. here's elizabeth with a check on traffic. do you text when you drive, elizabeth? >> you know, i don't. i just had a conversation with someone about this yesterday. yeah, i think we should keep it in their trunk. don't even make it a distraction. don't be tempted. all right. let's take a look at the roads. so far, so good. we have been nice and quiet so far this morning. here's a live look at the carquinez bridge. 66 miles per hour as you approach the span. and a nice easy drive all the way down the eastshore freeway. you can see if you're heading towards the macarthur maze all your approaches to the bay bridge look great and so far no metering lights. give it another 20 minutes or so and this will look a lot different. to beat the rush, go now. that's your traffic. here's tracy with your
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forecast. >> hey, thank you. our forecast for today, seven- day forecast it's cooling down. upper 60s along the coast, lower 80s around the bay. not cool inland, but definitely not as hot as yesterday. we continue to cool down, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday and by monday and tuesday, temperatures will rebound but in the meantime, we are expecting cooler conditions more reasonable temperatures. adobe lake sunset sent in by alice, beautiful scenery. you got that right. if you got a nice photo to share, go to mypix@cbs5.com. that's a look at your weather. back up to you. >> thank you. in the next half hour, titles, success, but now gone. the athletics programs cut from uc-berkeley. and cruel and unusual punishment? the legal details being examined as death row inmates have the opportunity to wake up another morning. [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp,
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carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. we are fourteenth in line for take off. beep, beep, beep. looks like its bumper to bumper on the interstate.
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i gotta get to cleveland! should have skipped that second soda. remove your belt, your watch, your shoes. i wonder what gas costs today. seven dollars for a pillow! an extra bag costs what? i hate traffic! (train child) the train is now arriving. (announcer) the train has arrived indeed. amtrack. enjoy the journey.

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